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USU Wayne Estes Center

From 1963 to 1965, Wayne Estes was an All-American basketball player at Utah State University. He holds school records for points per game, free throws made, points in a season, points in a game and rebounds in a game. He still ranks as the third-leading scorer in school history.

On February 8, 1965, he played his last game for Utah State, scoring 48 points and surpassing the 2,000 point mark for his career. That night he and some friends stopped at the scene of a car accident near campus and while crossing the street, Estes brushed up against a downed power line and was fatally electrocuted.

The new athletic center at USU named in his honor will house Men’s and Women’s basketball operations along with Women’s Volleyball. The facility features a regulation size competition court, seating for 1,400 along with weight training and film rooms.

Ducworks was honored to fabricate and erect all of the structural and miscellaneous metals including a massive (19 x 26’) bull that adorns the southwest corner of the building. The accompanying pictures and video document the “Birth of the Bull”.

Project Duration: 2013-2014
General Contractor Okland Construction
Architect VCBO Architecture
Structural Engineer: ARW Engineers

    Scope of Work

  • Fabricate and erect all structural and miscellaneous metals
  • Fabricate stainless steel Aggie Bull